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Woman in court over Sunderland care home murder

Emblehope House murder scene
Image caption Mrs Davison was found at the care home on 16 July

A Sunderland woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of a pensioner at a sheltered care home in the city.

Officers were called to Emblehope House on Allendale Road on 16 July following reports of concern for Harriet Davison.

The 88-year-old was found with a number of injuries "consistent" with an assault and later died, police said.

Beverley Briggs, 39, appeared before magistrates on Saturday. She is due before Newcastle Crown Court on Monday.

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